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Yuri
BS-2A / Yuri
BS-2A / Yuri
Credit: NASDA
Japanese communications technology satellite. Medium-scale broadcasting satellite for experimental purposes.

AKA: BSE. Status: Operational 1978. First Launch: 1978-04-07. Last Launch: 1978-04-07. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 678 kg (1,494 lb).

Launch vehicle Delta 2914. Location 110 deg E. Characteristics of satellite: Weight approximately 355 kg in an early stage in orbit. Configuration - box shaped satellite with 2 solar array panels with overall span of 8.95m. Height 3.09m, width 1.32m, length 1.19m. 3-axis stabilized attitude control. Expected life 3 years.



Family: Communications technology sat, Geosynchronous orbit, Technology. Country: Japan. Launch Vehicles: Thor, Delta, Delta 2914, Delta 2000. Projects: BS. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Cape Canaveral LC17B. Agency: NASDA. Bibliography: 2, 279, 6.
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1978 April 7 - . 22:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17B. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Delta 2914.
  • Yuri 1 - . Payload: BSE-1. Mass: 678 kg (1,494 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Program: BS. Class: Technology. Type: Communications technology satellite. Spacecraft: Yuri. Completed Operations Date: 1982-01-28 . USAF Sat Cat: 10792 . COSPAR: 1978-039A. Apogee: 35,868 km (22,287 mi). Perigee: 35,736 km (22,205 mi). Inclination: 11.7000 deg. Period: 1,436.90 min.

    Experimental comsat. Medium-scale broadcasting satellite for experimental purposes (BSE). Launch vehicle Delta 2914-140. Launch time 2201 GMT. Location 110 deg E. Characteristics of satellite: Weight approx 355 kg in an early stage in orbit. Configuration - box shaped satelli te with 2 solar array panels with overall span of 8.95m. Height 3.09m, width 1.32m, length 1.19m. 3-axis stabilized attitude control. Expected life 3 years. Positioned in geosynchronous orbit over the Indian Ocean at 110 deg E in 1978-1982 As of 4 September 2001 located at 44.59 deg E drifting at 0.116 deg E per day. As of 2007 Mar 11 located at 108.19E drifting at 0.031E degrees per day.



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